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Entries from October 2006

Broken Angel Update

October 31st, 2006 · 2 Comments

Time to look again, for a moment, at the state of things with our favorite threatened Clinton Hill landmark, Broken Angel. In a word, the situation remains confused and Broken Angel is by no means out of the woods. To recap: On October 10, there was a fire at the top of the structure. This […]

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Coney Island Death Watch Halloween Edition: New Renderings

October 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Today’s NY Post lays some new renderings of Thor Equities Coney Island plans on us, and we’re not sure what to make of the psychedelic drawing. They bear a vague similarity to drawings that surfaced during the summer that were later disowned as not being for public consumption. Similar features include miniature Parachute Jumps. This […]

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Brooklinks: Tuesday Halloween Edition

October 31st, 2006 · Comments Off

Brooklinks is a daily selection of Brooklyn-related news stories, blog items and images. Halloween: Nearly 800 flickr Brooklyn Halloween Photos [flickr] Pirates of the Scaribbean Ready for Prime Time [Brooklyn Record] Haunted House 10/30 [Clinton Hill Blog] Halloween in Red [Brit in Brooklyn] Brooklyn Heights Dogs in Costume [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Park Slope Halloween Details […]

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"Something to Renew Your Faith in People"

October 31st, 2006 · Comments Off

So, a blogger who does a blog called Rajbot lost his wallet in Park Slope, got it back and was so pleasantly shocked that he wrote about it. We figured we’d help pass it along too, given that we read so much about people doing nasty stuff, not to mention crime and mayhem. Here’s some […]

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Halloween or Christmas? You Decide

October 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

When we first noticed holiday decorations on Flatbush Avenue last weekend, it came as a shock. When we noticed them on Graham Avenue in Williamsburg, we still shook our heads. When we saw them on Steinway Street in Astoria, though, we didn’t even bother to take a picture, being resigned ourselves to seeing them everywhere […]

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Anyone Want to Save an Adorable, Sweet Dog’s Life Today???

October 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment

This isn’t something we normally post, but someone sent an email about these two dogs and it just tugged at us. They’re in a “kill shelter” and have 48 hours to live and need new homes. The one on the left is Buck, described as “a mush face 10 month old who does not deserve […]

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Gowanus Lounge in Metro Today Talking About Brooklyn’s "Growing Pains"

October 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment

In the shameless self-promotion department, we’re pointing out that the Blogorithms column in today’s Metro has a Q&A with Gowanus Lounge about “Brooklyn’s Growing Pains.” It’s written by Paul Berger, who covers NYC blogs for the paper, and also produces his own excellent blog, Englishman in New York. In any case, you can find the […]

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Brookvid: The Final Days of Williamsburg’s Old Dutch Mustard

October 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment

It is painful to watch the Old Dutch Mustard Company building on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg being demolished by Steiner Equities to make way for a new development. To us, Old Dutch was one of the nicer industrial buildings in Williamsburg. A chimp could have looked at it and understood how it could have been […]

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Breaking Wind: Quadriad Development Williamsburg Site Has Another Bad Day

October 30th, 2006 · Comments Off

When last we ran a photo of the Quadriad Development site in Williamsburg between N. 3rd and N. 4th Streets and Bedford Avenue and Berry, it was also after some wind. Then, the fencing along Bedford Avenue blew down opening the vast building for visits. Yesterday, the fencing along Berry and N. 4th blew down, […]

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Coney Island: Sunk by Thor Global Warming

October 30th, 2006 · 2 Comments

It’s bad enough that developer Thor Equities is shutting down rides and throwing people out long before it ever moves a shovel of dirt or has its Coney Island plan approved. But, imagine that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach when we tripped across the following headline Global Warming + Hurricane = Goodbye […]

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Brooklinks: Monday Pre-Halloween Edition

October 30th, 2006 · Comments Off

Brooklins is a daily selection of Brooklyn-related news stories, blog entries and images. Cool Read of the Day: Surprising Seagate [Runs Brooklyn] Other Reads Du Jour: Blogarithms: Gowanus Lounge Discusses Brooklyn’s Growing Pains [Metro] Coney Creep Show at the Freak Show Uses Redevelopment as Creepy Villain [NYDN] Three Men in a Room: How to Change […]

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Domino’s "Brooklyn Pizza" Ad: You Be the Judge

October 30th, 2006 · Comments Off

Z. Madison, a blog we always enjoy, emailed us to note that she had posted this Domino’s ad for “Brooklyn Pizza.” The ad was posted on youtube (where else?). It is both totally offensive on one level and deeply amusing on another. We’d never post a commercial, but if someone is trying to sell a […]

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Walking Tour of Atlantic Yards Footprint with Norman Oder

October 30th, 2006 · Comments Off

If you’re interested in gettting a handle on the proposed mega-project called Atlantic Yards and learning about the community which it will erase or impact deeply, your moment has arrived. Norman Oder, the man behind Atlantic Yards Report, will be offering a walking tour of the “footprint” on Saturday, Nov. 4. Mr. Oder’s coverage of […]

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Coney Island Death Watch: The Eyewitness News Report

October 29th, 2006 · Comments Off

We found this embed, from a few days ago, on Kinetic Carnival, our favorite Coney Island news source. We didn’t see it when it aired–it’s the TV version of all the Coney eviction stories–so we figured we’d post it. It’s worth a watch, as it offers the interesting perspective of some of the ride operators […]

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Gowanus Lounge Photo Du Jour, Part Three: Sunset with Relics

October 29th, 2006 · Comments Off

We usually don’t run this many photos in one day, but this is another sunset photo from yesterday evening, shot at the future East River State Park on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. The railroad tracks in the foreground are remnants of the time when a large part of the waterfront in Williamsburg was the Eastern […]

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Brooklinks: Sunday with Wind Edition

October 29th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Brooklinks is a daily selection of Brooklyn related news stories, blog items and images. (The photo above is last night’s sunset as seen from Kent Avenue in Williamsburg on the site of the someday-to-open East River State Park.) Pictures: Playing with Traffic on Atlantic [seriously excited!] Gowanus Cement Factory [bluejake] Big Top Pee-Wee [justiNYC] Clinton […]

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Apology (Again) on Behalf of Dysfunctional Blogger Server

October 29th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Here we go again. GL–and every other blog hosted on Blogger–will update at some point today, whenever blogger gets around to solving the exact same technical glitch that afflicted it yesterday. We’re updating very early today for a Sunday morning, thanks to the time change, but the posts will appear when Blogger allows them to […]

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Gowanus Lounge Photo Du Jour, Part Two: Halloweenish Two

October 29th, 2006 · Comments Off

Park Slope, Brooklyn

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Gowanus Lounge Photo Du Jour: Halloweenish

October 29th, 2006 · Comments Off

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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Disconnected in Brooklyn on Craigslist

October 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

It’s the weekend, and time for that exercise in pathos, frustration and comedy called Missed Connections on Craigslist. This week, we abandon our usual haunt–the subway–for a gem that comes from a bar in Williamsburg. We found this one so, um, compelling and–sorry, Mr. Writer–such a freaking scream, that we can’t pass it up. We […]

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Gowanus Lounge Photo Du Jour, Part II: Number 59

October 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

Willamsburg, Brooklyn

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Apology on Behalf of Melted Down Blogger

October 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

Our apologies for the late update of GL today. Blogger, which we use for Gowanus Lounge, was in major meltdown for most of the day, causing us to be unable to update GL in a timely way for the first time since we started it. We’re sorry for their lame performance,–and for the fact that […]

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Brooklinks: Saturday Very Visual Edition

October 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

Brooklilnks is a daily selection of Brooklyn related news stories, blog items and, especially on weekends, images. Picktchuz: Raul in a Canoe on the Gowanus Canal [bluejake] Greenpoint Cloud [New York Nitty Gritty] Brooklyn Dinosaurs [Frank Lynch/flickr] Brooklyn Industries at Smith and Atlantic [seriously excited!] Gowanus Studio Tour Photos [Dahl's House] Torag-Gowanus Canal [gowanus/flickr] A […]

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Gowanus Lounge Photo Du Jour: Seeing the Light

October 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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Gowanus Lounge Saturday Curbed Wrap Up

October 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

Perhaps you know–or maybe you don’t–that we also post over at Curbed. Some of these posts appear in some form here, many do not. Here’s some of this week’s Brooklyn-related Curbed output: Williamsburg’s Old Dutch: Shrinking and No Longer Dutch Gowanus Whole Foods Update: “Glassy” Plus Parking “Open Letter” to Brooklyn Landlords About Gentrification Meier’s […]

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